Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Hear ye, hear ye!

As a celebration of the 4th Centennial of the life of playwright and poet William Shakespeare-

It has been proclaimed by Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden that April 24th, 2016 will be known as “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.”

Talk Like Shakespeare Day proclamation


We would like to thank everyone who came out for this event and made it such a success for the arts community of Baton Rouge. Special thanks to our partners: Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Forward Arts Inc, Louisiana Renaissance Fair, Capital City Grill, Manship Theatre, and LSU Theatre for working with us to present this free family event!

Check out our press coverage from The AdvocateΒ andΒ Dig Magazine.

We look forward to next year’s celebration!

Check out for more great suggestions on how to include Shakespeare in your home, workplace, or classroom– and stay tuned to our social media for exciting updates!



Young Professionals warm up with LSU Theatre

Playmakers Young Professionals warm up with LSU Theatre’s cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Outdoor production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Baton Rougeans enjoy a free outdoor performance of LSU Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Young Professionals with Caricature Artist

Thanks to our Caricature Artist, Joseph Hines, who drew fantastic portraits of patrons

Louisiana Ren Fair characters

A family of Louisiana Renaissance Fair members enjoy the beautiful day

Performance by Soul Jukeboxx

Soul Jukeboxx rocks the North Blvd Town Square stage before students from Forward Arts share their Shakespearean sonnet-style poems